Top Albums of 1966

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 1 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds Baroque Pop
2 2 The Beatles Revolver Pop Rock
3 9 Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
4 147 The Rolling Stones Aftermath Blues Rock
5 237 The Mothers of Invention Freak Out! Experimental Rock, Satire
6 350 John Mayall Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton Blues Rock, British Blues
7 637 The Kinks Face to Face Mod, Pop Rock
8 663 The Byrds Fifth Dimension Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
9 732 Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Folk Pop, Folk Rock
10 770 Yardbirds Yardbirds/Over Under Sideways Down/Roger the Engineer Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
11 821 Otis Redding Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Deep Soul
12 822 Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High Rhythm & Blues, Soul
13 828 The 13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators Acid Rock
14 945 The Mamas and the Papas If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
15 993 Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence Folk Pop, Folk Rock
16 1068 Cream Fresh Cream Blues Rock, British Blues, Psychedelic Rock
17 1143 Fred Neil Fred Neil/Everybody's Talkin' Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
18 1235 John Coltrane Ascension Free Jazz, Spiritual Jazz
19 1389 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Country Rock, Folk Rock
20 1451 Monks Black Monk Time Garage Rock
21 1455 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band East-West Blues Rock
22 1462 Donovan Sunshine Superman Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop, Singer/Songwriter
23 1655 The Who A Quick One Freakbeat, Mod
24 1676 Love Da Capo Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
25 1803 Cecil Taylor Unit Structures Free Jazz
26 2058 Sun Ra The Magic City Free Jazz
27 2064 Tim Hardin Tim Hardin 1 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
28 2154 Larry Young Unity Post-Bop
29 2175 John Coltrane Meditations Free Jazz
30 2225 Ornette Coleman At the Golden Circle, Volume One Avant-Garde Jazz
31 2537 Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple Hard Bop, Post-Bop
32 2540 Love Love Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
33 2606 The Animals Animalisms/Animalization British Blues, Rhythm & Blues
34 2642 Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett Deep Soul
35 2759 Sun Ra Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 2 Free Jazz
36 2839 Skip James Today! Delta Blues
37 2863 The Monkees The Monkees Sunshine Pop
38 2889 Lee Morgan Cornbread Hard Bop
39 2907 Roscoe Mitchell Sextet Sound Free Jazz

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Animals Animalism Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
Otis Redding The Soul Album Deep Soul
Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
Joe Henderson Mode for Joe Hard Bop
The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream Folk Rock, Pop Rock
Nina Simone Wild Is the Wind Soul, Vocal Jazz
Ennio Morricone Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Film Score, Spaghetti Western
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Carnegie Hall Concert Bakersfield Sound
Frank Sinatra Sinatra at the Sands Vocal Jazz
Don Cherry Complete Communion Avant-Garde Jazz
Ornette Coleman At the Golden Circle, Volume Two Avant-Garde Jazz
The Lovin' Spoonful Hums of The Lovin' Spoonful Folk Rock, Pop Rock
The Supremes The Supremes A' Go-Go Girl Group, Pop Soul
The Fugs The Fugs Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
John Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard Again! Free Jazz
Phil Ochs Phil Ochs in Concert Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
John Handy Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival Modal Jazz
Sam & Dave Hold On, I'm Comin' Southern Soul
Jimmy Smith and Wes Mongomery Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo Big Band, Soul Jazz
Sun Ra Other Planes of There Free Jazz
Bert Jansch Jack Orion Folk Baroque
Buddy Rich Swingin' New Big Band Big Band     
Archie Shepp Mama Too Tight Free Jazz
Krzysztof Komeda Astigmatic Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop     
Stevie Wonder Up-Tight, Everything's Alright Soul
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Away We A Go-Go Soul
Jr. Walker & The All Stars Road Runner Rhythm & Blues, Soul
The Beatles "Yesterday" ...and Today Pop Rock     
The Association And Then...Along Comes The Association Pop
Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth Jazz
The Walker Brothers Portrait Baroque Pop
Merle Haggard Swinging Doors and the Bottle Let Me Down Bakersfield Sound
Four Tops On Top Pop Soul